Spooks: The Greater Good (2015) Review

Swapping Black Crows for Black Ops, Kit Harrington finds he still knows nothing as he runs around London trying to unravel Harry Pearce’s latest Gordian knot of conspiracy and double crosses in this competent but unremarkable coda to the successful television series “Spooks”. When MI-5 lose Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel), a high value CIA prisoner…

Nightcrawler (2014) Review

Stripped of its two towering central performances, “Nightcrawler” is still a pretty good thriller about the unsavoury world of late night news and the scavenging camera crews roaming the night to film the grisly aftermath of violent crimes and accidents across the city. But thanks to Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, it transcends its sleazy…

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (2014) Review

If you’re not a fan of Brendan O’Carroll’s iconic, foul-mouthed Dublin mammy, there’s nothing in this movie that’s going to change your mind, and you might as well just feck off right now and read a different post. If you are a fan however, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised at how much of the anarchically…

Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) Review

When I asked the Mertmas, who was sitting in his “Godzilla” pyjamas playing with a toy Toothless the dragon what he’d like to see at the cinema, I thought I was onto a sure thing. Imagine my surprise when he adamantly and unswervingly decided he wanted to see “Postman Pat The Movie”. When Postman Pat…

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) Review

The history of British sitcoms making the leap to the big screen is a chequered one at best. At its height in the 1970’s, the general approach was to rehash and re-film the early episodes of the TV series to create a cheap and cheerful feature length movie. Occasionally this approach polished up the rough…